Good Wednesday to you, everybody!
Before we get to our pitch today, I just have to share something fun… please forgive me my little moment of giddy excitement 🙂
Look what showed up on Sunday!
THE ROAD THAT TRUCKS BUILT has a cover!
It’s so thrilling to see! I think it’s so cute, and Erica did such a great job! And I’m told that the wheel on the cover will actually spin!!! How fun is that???
Okay. I’m done. Thank you for indulging me! 🙂
Let’s celebrate with Something Chocolate, shall we? That’s your reward for listening to me gush over my book cover 🙂 Today I think we have to go with Millionaire’s Shortbread. “Sweet simple, crisp shortbread, rich chewy, homemade caramel, and thick dark chocolate ganache…” How, I ask, can you possibly go wrong with THAT?! Even if you have no clue what a ganache actually is? 🙂
There’s really no possible way any of us are stopping at one of those, so please help yourself to five or six to sustain you through sharing your thoughts with Traci followed by an exceptionally productive morning of writing!
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Traci who says, “I write picture books and ghostly young adult full time. Ghost stories are my favorite to read and tell to my family and their friends. Social media posts, media clips, and movies that have happy animals in them will keep me entertained for hours. Promoting authors and illustrators on social media makes me happy because I want to help get quality literature into the hands of as many children as I can.”
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Riley And The Haunted Cupboard
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: What started out as fun game of hide-and-seek with his dog, Scout, turns hairy when creepy noises coming from the cupboard under the stairs force Riley to face more than one fear.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
If your answer is YES, please feel free to tell us what you particularly liked and why the pitch piqued your interest. If your answer is MAYBE or NO, please feel free to tell us what you think could be better in the spirit of helping Traci improve her pitch. Helpful examples of possible alternate wordings are welcome. (However, I must ask that comments be constructive and respectful. I reserve the right not to publish comments that are mean because that is not what this is about.)
Please send YOUR pitches for the coming weeks! For rules and where to submit, click on this link Would You Read It or on Would You Read It in the dropdown under For Writers in the bar above. There are openings in April, so you could get your pitch up for some helpful feedback pretty quick and have a chance to have it read by editor Erin Molta!
Traci is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to actually holding a copy of THE ROAD THAT TRUCKS BUILT in my hands and trying out that spinning wheel!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂